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Topic: My St. Patricks Day Levenwick Sweater  (Read 5037 times)
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mamaedgar
« on: March 26, 2012 11:30:32 AM »

I picked up the Levenwick pattern from Brooklyn Tweed a while ago, and just fell in love with it! I got to work on it right away, and eleven days later I had myself a sweater.  This is the fourth sweater I have knit for myself and i think it's my favourite so far!

It was a fairlt easy pattern, though I changed it a bit.  The pattern called for reverse stockinette, but with te yarn i chose, regular stockinette looked better.  I chose some vintage buttons from my stash, but only had 6 that matched, so for the top button I found one with a brass four leaf clover on it.  Perfect, since I knit the sweater over St. Patricks Day! Anyways, onto the photos:








not a great photo as it distorts the colour, but it shows how it looks with the top unbuttoned
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012 11:34:29 AM »

Very pretty!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2012 11:41:01 AM »

Love it!
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012 11:59:24 AM »

This is gorgeous. I want it.
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2012 12:05:54 PM »

I think it's a beautiful sweater! Love the swirly part. It looks so good on you, great job!!
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2012 12:30:01 PM »

It's stunning!!  Love all the buttons Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2012 12:30:19 PM »

thanks so much!
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2012 12:33:49 PM »

Lovely sweater and it looks great on you too  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2012 12:35:24 PM »

Oh wow that is lovely! Well done...I especially like the collar!
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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2012 05:16:38 PM »

I don't think I could love this more!! The color is divine and the design is beautiful!! I'm going to have to look for the pattern.
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« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2012 05:49:54 PM »

what a pretty sweater!
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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2012 08:17:28 PM »

That is so adorable!!  Insanely jealous of your skills and your lovely new sweater Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2012 07:20:42 AM »

thanks so much guys!  i do truly love it too!  I am going to be working on another sweater soon ...... a rather complicated one, but it'll be good fun!
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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2012 07:30:31 AM »

There is nothing I don't love about this sweater: the color, the fit, the ruffly button edge...perfect!
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« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2012 03:29:16 PM »

Ridiculously gorgeous!  I can't believe you went from yarn and buttons to a sweater in less than two weeks!  And winging some of it to boot (I'm a crocheter, not a knitter, so I'm not actually sure how challenging it is to change stitches when following a pattern, but I suspect I'd be a complete buffoon at it).  I love the detailing on the off-center closure edge (does that have a shorter name?)  All in all, two, nay, three thumbs up!  (Assuming toes can count!)
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« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2012 04:50:34 PM »

Ohhhh...I love this sweater.  I wish I could knit well enough to make this.  I'm so slow it takes me months to make a scarf.  A sweater like this would take me years! 
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« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2012 06:39:09 PM »

Thanks so much everyone! 

MASCmanik- i am also an avid crochetier and just recently took up knitting ( a year ago) and it's easy to switch some stitch patterns for sure.  though crochetting is always easy.  Crochetting just doesn't produce very nice sweaters, although i did manage to make one crochet sweater that i LOVE!
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« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2012 07:08:27 PM »

I love this sweater!!!  I must learn to knit! Thanks for the inspiration Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2012 09:36:29 AM »

beautiful work, I love the edging.
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« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2012 12:40:00 PM »

this is so pretty, i am learning how to knit by doing squares, anyway great job Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2012 01:38:44 PM »

Wow, this is gorgeous. I can't believe you're new to knitting!
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« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2012 04:29:34 PM »

I love your sweater! Wink I made one also, but in reverse stockinette stitch, i think i'll do one like your's, in regular stockinette too, it looks really good! Wink

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« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2012 12:57:42 PM »

Wow, I really like your sweater. Wonderful work.
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« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2012 08:39:54 PM »

thanks guys!

Sinette- love your sweater ..... i think it can look good in the reverse stockinette such as yours, but i didn't find the right yarn that could pull off an entire sweater in reverse!
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« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2013 06:22:46 PM »

OMG!  haha!  it's been so long since I've been on Crafter!  Thanks for the award! I think That's one every year for a few years now!!
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« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2013 02:59:19 PM »

The button band is Fabulous! My favorite color is orange, so I'm biased, but this looks great on you!
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« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2013 08:51:33 PM »

thanks  Cheesy
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